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VV Brown played LA (pics) & NYC, touring w/ Little Dragon (who play TWO NYC shows, are on the new Gorillaz)

photos by Gabi Porter

VV Brown

On February 17, 2010, British singer VV Brown made her [Manhattan] live debut at the Hiro Ballroom. Her music can definitely be described as the answer to the mathematical equation: Amy Winehouse + Duffy / Estelle. For those who have no idea what I am talking about, her music has that throwback to the 60s girl groups sound, mixed with a little rock and reggae. Her debut album, Travelling Like The Light, was released in 2009 on the Universal label to much success overseas, but as usual, the United States is a little bit late to the game. In the new decade, the label is giving her a big push (by way of song product placement in shows such as Desperate Housewives and CSI: New York) and it seems their efforts are paying off in a big way. She’s pretty, she’s talented and she knows how to charm a crowd. [according2g]

VV Brown played NYC shows on February 15th and 17th, at Brooklyn Bowl and Hiro Ballroom, respectively.

Before the NY dates, VV played some gigs on the West Coast. Both picture sets below are from her LA shows: the first pics were taken at Spaceland on January 29th, and the second are from the next night at Bardot.

VV Brown has more North American tour dates scattered through February, March and April – some of which are with Swedish electo band Little Dragon. They’ll both be at Music Hall of Williamsburg for a show on Thursday, March 25th. Tickets are still on sale.

Little Dragon, who are on tour in the US this March and April, also play March 27th at Mercury Lounge. Tickets TBA. Little Dragon appear on two songs on the forthcoming Gorillaz album, Plastic Beach, out March 9th on Parlophone/Virgin. Both will be at Coachella this April. More info on that new record is here.

All dates and more pictures are below…

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VV Brown – 2010 Tour Dates
Thu 02/18/10 Mar Bar Philadelphia PA Prowler
Fri 02/19/10 DC9 Washington DC
Mon 02/22/10 Great Scott Allston MA TBD, TBD Local
Sun 03/21/10 The Milestone Charlotte NC *
Mon 03/22/10 Rapture / R2 Charlottesville VA *
Thu 03/25/10 Music Hall Of Williamsburg Brooklyn NY *
Mon 03/29/10 Lambi Montreal QC *
Tue 03/30/10 Wrongbar Toronto ON *
Thu 04/01/10 Lincoln Hall Chicago IL *
Mon 04/05/10 Walnut Room Denver CO *
Tue 04/06/10 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City UT *
Fri 04/09/10 Nectar Lounge Seattle WA *
Sun 04/11/10 The Wild Buffalo Bellingham WA *
Mon 04/12/10 Mississippi Studios Portland OR *
Tue 04/13/10 The Independent San Francisco CA *
Wed 04/14/10 The Independent San Francisco CA *
* w/ Little Dragon

Little Dragon – 2010 Tour Dates
Feb 23 Point FMR Paris
Feb 24 (tbc) Lyon
Feb 25 BlackBox Nice
Feb 27 Marsatac Festival – Winter Party Marseille
Mar 03 Coalition Brighton
Mar 04 Garage London
Mar 06 Sticky Fingers Göteborg
Mar 13 Congress Tucson, Arizona
Mar 15 Emo´s Jr Austin, Texas
Mar 17 Club Downunder @ Florida State University Tallahasee, Florida
Mar 18 Crowbar Tampa, Florida
Mar 19 Backbooth Orlando, Florida
Mar 20 Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia
Mar 21 The Milestone Charlotte, North Carolina
Mar 22 Rapture/R2 Charlottesville, Virginia
Mar 23 Johnny Brendas Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mar 24 Liv Washington, Washington DC
Mar 25 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, New York
Mar 27 Mercery Lounge New York, New York
Mar 28 Great Scott Boston, Massachusetts
Mar 29 Lambi Montreal, Quebec
Mar 31 Grog Shop Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Apr 01 Lincoln Hall Chicago, Illinois
Apr 02 Mission Creek Festival @ Blue Moose Tap Iowa City, Iowa
Apr 05 Walnut Room Denver, Colorado
Apr 06 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, Utah
Apr 09 Nectar Lounge Seattle, Washington
Apr 10 Biltmore Vancouver, British Columbia
Apr 11 Wild Buffalo Bellingham, Washington
Apr 12 Mississippi Studios Portland, Washington
Apr 13 Independent San Fransisco, California
Apr 14 Independent San Fransisco, California
Apr 16 Coachella INDIO, CA
Apr 21 Indie-O-Fest Mexico City, México
Apr 22 International Festival of San Marcos Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes
Apr 23 Teatro Metro Bogota, Bogotá (Distrito Capital)

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